What We Do

A priority of the TN Chapter will be to find and record information pertaining to surviving American Chestnut Trees in Tennessee, particularly those that may be bearing nuts. Locating these mother trees will be critical to ensuring that genes of TN American Chestnut trees are included in the national breeding program for reintroduction in TN.

 

Get Involved

If you have a farm with well-drained silt loam or sandy loam soil, and you are willing to take care of and protect young trees, you could participate by planting an orchard for use in the breeding program.


News

A great article featuring Greg Weaver’s journey to help restore the American chestnut was featured in this months issue of The Tennessee Magazine. King of the Forest: Chestnut trees face extinction unless measures are taken – The Tennessee Magazine (January 2014)


Plant a Tree

If you have a farm with well-drained silt loam or sandy loam soil, and you are willing to take care of and protect young trees, you could participate by planting an orchard for use in the breeding program. To find out more, click here.


Report a Tree

Do you know of the location of an American chestnut tree that may bloom and that we could use to pollinate? If so, please click here for more information.


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Latest News

Potential Chestnut Orchard Site Examined

On April 30, Sandy showed Jack and me her land which she hopes will become a chestnut orchard site. We dug a soil sample and it looked dark and rich in organic matter and It was not overly wet after the recent heavy rains. I concluded that the site has good potential for a chestnut […]

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Arbor Day Foundation Honors The American Chestnut Foundation with Public Awareness of Trees Award

This spring, The American Chestnut Foundation® (TACF) was presented the 2014 Public Awareness of Trees award from the Arbor Day Foundation. The award recognized TACF for elevating the public awareness and understanding of the importance of trees. For 31 years, TACF has worked with dedicated scientists and citizens to restore the American chestnut to the […]

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